There are some weeds that I would ban if I could: Florida betony. Chickweed. Chamberbitter. I don't even give them the honor of botanical names.
I made a photo to show the progress of my broken pot planter. The first thing I noticed was that the Sedum acre I added to it brought along chickweed seed. Everything is coming along except the Brazilian ruellia which is sullen. I keep dropping in another leaf from Graptopetalum when one breaks off. Kalanchoe is growing but I see no buds so far.
Chickweed is among the sown seeds like poppies coming up in my beds.
The good news is that hot sun discourages chickweed and spring annuals like larkspur grow taller.
I'll be pulling chickweed in hopes of reducing the number of seeds it leaves.
Goodies and baddies vie for space.
Larkspur is prominent here. I make daily visits to see what has emerged and pull some weeds on every visit. I'm more concerned with removing chickweed than I am henbit. I'll leave wild corydalis as it dies quickly after it blooms and the little yellow blooms are an attractive native. Sometimes I have to let weeds grow for a while to identify what goes and what stays.
My next cold-day project is to make a list of seeds to order, including spinach, okra and peppers.
My next warm-day project is to prepare a bed at a time layering newspaper and mulch to smother weeds before time to plant tender annuals. Need to sift some compost, too.
What are your projects?
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in chilly Southwest Georgia where we hope for rain soon.